How to Create & Configure File Share in Azure Storage Account

Azure File Share storage offers fully managed file shares in the cloud that are accessible via the industry standard Server Message Block (SMB) protocol. Azure file shares can be mounted concurrently by cloud or on-premises deployments of Windows, Linux, and macOS. Additionally, Azure file shares can be cached on Windows Servers with Azure File Sync for fast access near where the data is being used.

Azure file shares can be used to:

  1. Replace or supplement on-premises file servers
  2. Simplify cloud development with shared application settings, diagnostic share, and Dev/Test/Debug tools.

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  • Click on File shares option.


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  • Click on Add file shares.


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  • Provide the New file share name.
  • Select Tier.The access tier determines the price and in some cases also the performance of a file share.
  • Click on Create.


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  • Click on New file share name.


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  • Click on Upload option.

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  • Then,Select a file.
  • Click on Upload.

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  • Click on connect.




  • We can connect file share on Window,Linux or macOS.




  • Then,Click on Snapshots.


  • Click on Add snapshot.


  • Provide a comment.
  • Click on OK.



  • Click on Backup option.




  • At Backup, Create or select existing Vault name.
  • Provide Resource group name.
  • Select Backup policy.




  • Then, click on Enable Backup.




  • Set the min or max Share capacity.
  • Click on Share capacity value.




  • Click on 5 or 100 Tin as per requirement.
  • Then, click on save.




  • Set the Soft delete days,click on soft delete value.




  • Increase or decrease number of days as per requirement.
  • Then click on save.




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